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Birmingham bands for hire

If you want all the excitement and spontaneity of live music, but none of the hassle, our Birmingham party bands are ready for hire. Choose from our wide range of talented acts to find your perfect entertainment - from rock and pop cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh!

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (54)

Young and talented party band from the West Midlands, featuring both female and male lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

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from£1,905

The Breakfast Club

  • 6
  • (11)

A 6-piece modern pop band of multi-instrumentalist professional musicians that pride themselves on a professional top tier performance - whether it's recreating the sounds of modern pop greats or some of the classic dance hits from the 90s and beyond!

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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£1,170

The Funk Society

  • 5
  • (3)

Not just your run of the mill function band, this talented group of musicians create unique funk arrangements of your favourite songs.

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from£750

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (57)

One of our most talked-about wedding bands this year, The Crossfades serve up energetic, fun sets of vintage and modern rock, pop and indie music. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (58)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

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from£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (146)

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to The Killers and Ed Sheeran! Larger line-ups, acoustic background sets and DJ service available. Midweek discounts available.

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The Brass Animals

  • 8
  • (36)

Knock-out New Orleans style brass party band with drums for Mardi Gras parades, festivals, funerals, surprise entries and dancing! Larger line-ups available.

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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (214)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

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from£920

The Spooks

  • 3-4
  • (36)

Breathtaking vocals, lush harmonies and an explosive rhythm section – this West Midlands wedding party band play a wide selection of soul, disco, rock’n’roll and the latest indie to keep you dancing until the wee hours! DJ service available.

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from£550

Steel Pan Power

  • 3
  • (27)

Add some spice and a ray of sunshine to your event with this West Midlands-based steel pan band serving up a lively taste of the Caribbean! The band’s song list includes a colourful mix of reggae and modern styles.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (77)

High-impact party band specialising in classic indie rock hits by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks as well as brand new pop hits by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams.

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from£1,015

The Brasstones

  • 5-7
  • (34)

A fun and entertaining 7-piece outfit featuring a mighty sousaphone, horns and percussion! Inspired by the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, with swing, jazz, ska, reggae, funk and latin influences as their trademark sound. A male vocalist and frontman is also available - ideal for evening parties.

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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (41)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.

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from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (36)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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from£995

The Shenanigans

  • 4
  • (24)

Super-talented function band with both male and female vocals playing a range of catchy rock/pop anthems as well as the very latest chart music. DJ and acoustic sets available.

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from£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (70)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (44)

Top-flight party band delivering exceptional value for money, with male and female lead vocals and the best pop, rock and soul hits. Extra musicians available, including brass section, rapper and strings, as well as acoustic sets and DJ service.

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from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • 4
  • (53)

Exciting male-fronted wedding and party band, playing music from all decades but specialising in the swinging 60s! Stunningly authentic performances using incredible vintage equipment. Extra performances, low-season rates and DJ service available.

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from£1,230

The Electric Collective

  • 5
  • (12)

Available in a range of exciting line-ups, these outstanding musicians are equipped with their own, unique spin on your favourite hits to keep your guests partying late in to the night!

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from£1,220

The Rumours

  • 4
  • (25)

Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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from£750

Happy Daze

  • 3-4
  • (77)

Hugely popular all-male party and wedding covers band playing feel-good sing-along classics with an emphasis on vintage rock and pop music. Fantastic value! Hire the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day. Midweek discounts available.

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from£1,095

Wireless

  • 4-5
  • (19)

Experienced male-fronted party and wedding band with a fantastic live show and a song list covering rock and pop music from The Beatles and Elvis to Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Extra musicians, afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service available!


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Guide to booking party bands in Birmingham

Why should I hire a Birmingham party band for my event?

Whatever occasion you are celebrating, music is the best way to make any event memorable, and Birmingham attracts great musicians from all over the world!

Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable local bands so that you don’t have to!

We have party bands in Birmingham in all styles, suitable for all budgets – and all of them are young enough to love what they do and experienced enough to know exactly what to play and when!

What style of music do your Birmingham bands perform?

If you’re planning a family event such as a birthday or corporate do, hire a local party band to play upbeat, mainstream cover songs from all eras, that everyone loves.

Or if you’d like to fill the dancefloor at your office party, how about hiring one of our soul bands? They play something for everyone, from Motown classics for the funkateer in accounts to chart hits for the post boy!

Our Birmingham wedding bands range from 3-piece or 4-piece guitar-based bands right up to stomping funk and soul bands complete with horn sections and extra backing singers.

Most of them are happy to learn a first dance or special song just for your event, whether you want dance or pop by Birmingham natives Fine Young Cannibals or metal by Black Sabbath!

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Birmingham?

We don’t just do bands for the evening party – we represent some of the best background musicians in Birmingham. How about a steel pan band or mellow jazz band for your drinks reception?

If you’re not sure about what kind of music would suit your event, venue and guests, why not get in touch?

Our experts can take you through the options, and help you find the perfect local band for your event!

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Birmingham?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our jazz bands in Birmingham for hire cover a range of sub-genres including gypsy jazz bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands, background jazz bands.

All will play non-intrusive, sophisticated background music that your guests can talk over.

For the evening, consider hiring a swing band to get the party started.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our local bands all come fully equipped for your event – it’s just worth getting in touch if you think your event will exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment might then be necessary. You just need to make sure that the band has a power source to plug in to and a space to perform!

We recommend a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – then add an extra metre squared per band member that you have booked.

A raised stage is preferable for maximum impact but our bands are flexible to all kinds of set ups!

Where do your Birmingham function bands tend to perform?

With it's rich musical heritage boasting bands from UB40, Duran Duran, ELO, The Moody Blues and The Streets, Birmingham has always been the party heartbeat of our work here at Function Central.

From New Hall Hotel, Fazeley Studios, Edgbaston Park, Highbury Hall and The Best Western Westley to the Botanical Gardens, Weatheroak Hall and The Westmead Hotel, it's always an unforgettable night with our Birmingham bands.

Our bands have played throughout the city and beyond, including: Edgbaston, Solihull, Stourbridge, Yardley, Kidderminster, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Bromwich, Coventry, Dudley, and throughout the West Midlands.

How can we save money on our Birmingham band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your event date, consider booking a midweek or winter date to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in Birmingham and UK wide

Function Central is a leading cover bands hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Birmingham, throughout the UK and internationally.

Hire a local band to save on costs – we have acts based in most major UK towns and counties.

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